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VIDEO: 60 seconds on excavator uptime

There are a few simple checks that are easy to overlook. Here we look at some of the key areas you need to keep in mind to make sure your machine stays up and running.

Innovation for the world we want to live in

Scott Young, Director of Electromobility at Volvo Construction Equipment, talks about innovation across the focus areas of connectivity, electromobility and automation.

Visionary partnership boosts quarry uptime

The aggregates industry has had a few tough years in the United States but is now recovering. One limestone quarry not only survived those hard times but thrived – by focusing on the future...

INFOGRAPHIC: Six ways to increase machine uptime

Time is money so having a machine unavailable to work in the middle of a job just isn’t an option. Here we look at six of the best ways to keep your machines up and running for longer.

Four uptime-boosting innovations

Recent technical advancements have resulted in new and creative solutions that make time-consuming tasks quicker and more precise than ever before. From the highly technical to the...

The Five Rules Of Global Distribution

How do you transport one of any 100,000 spare parts across the globe at any given time? Here we look at the intricate choreography Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has perfected to...

VIDEO: Three steps on the road to carbon neutrality

The road to carbon neutral construction is not straightforward but there are three steps that are essential if we are going to make this journey.

INFOGRAPHIC: How to break up with carbon

Construction has had a love hate relationship with carbon, but the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) wants the industry to aim for total carbon neutrality by 2045. So here are the top 5...

The five cleverest green innovations

Climate change is a reality and we know that it is accelerated by our actions. But humans are by nature innovative and although our industrial revolution may have had huge environmental...

Construction gets ready for the Clean Tech Rush

Technology has the power to make construction cleaner, smarter and more efficient – yet progress has been slow. How can the industry take full advantage of intelligent automation? Alastair...

Smart design: building a sustainable future

Designing machinery to have a lower carbon footprint is becoming increasingly important. Niklas Nillroth, Vice President Environment & Sustainability at Volvo Construction Equipment...

INFOGRAPHIC: The global construction market digs excavators

Increasing urbanization and rising construction investment are key drivers for the market but there is no one size fits all. From BIG to small we go on a global hunt to find the world’s most...

VIDEO: Three big excavator no-no's

Excavators are great. They are the superheroes of modern construction, but even the most super excavators can run into trouble in the wrong hands...

Volvo's formidable excavator six pack

Was there ever a machine more adaptable, scalable, or shape-shifting than the excavator? Here we look at the versatility behind a selection of Volvo Construction Equipment’s mighty...

Excavators help put a shine on chrome mining

A team of six Volvo EC480D excavators are the centerpiece of a new mining venture in Madagascar that is extracting thousands of tonnes of Chromite ore a day – and helping improve the lives...

Future-proofing Excavators

The excavator market has soared in recent years thanks to growing urbanization – with 2018 set to mark a record high. But what happens next? Volvo Construction Equipment’s Vice President of...

VIDEO: The three most important factors to consider when buying a mining machine

Running a busy mining operation only to have your machine fail on you in the middle of a job is not an option. To make sure you’re meeting your targets to time and to budget you need to have...

Top 10 Issues Shaping Mining In 2018

As commodity prices enjoy another bull run, how is the mining industry reacting to change? Professional services firm Deloitte Global identified 10 key trends facing the industry in their...

Infographic: Top Innovations To Change The Mining Market

From the industrial revolution to today’s digital revolution – mining has been surprisingly creative when it comes to boosting safety and productivity.

Data Mining

Is the global mining industry ripe for an equipment recovery – or still suffering the hangover of the boom years? Here Chris Sleight, managing director of analyst Off Highway Research,...